Marcotte General Contracting
15900 W 101st Ave Dyer, IN 46311

Is It Possible to Repair or Replace Your Roof in Winter?

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Convention wisdom says you can’t replace or repair your roof in winter, but why let conventional wisdom hold you back? The truth is that plenty of roofs can be repaired or replaced during the coldest season, including:

  • PVC Roofs

  • TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) Roofs

  • Metal Roofs

So, replacing or repairing your roof during winter — let’s find out why you should and if you can.

Why Should You Repair or Replace During Winter?

There’s more than one reason why winter work can actually be advantageous, including:

  • Better Now than Later: Winter takes its toll on roofing, so even small flaws can develop into major problems. It only makes sense to have the roof seen to as soon as possible if something is wrong.

  • Easier Appointments: Fewer people want their roof worked on during winter, so you might find it easier to schedule work. You could even save some money.

  • Happy Workpeople: Some contractors prefer working on a roof during winter instead of baking up there during summer.

Can You Roof Be Repaired or Replaced During Winter?

Not all materials can be safely or effectively worked on when it’s cold out, so let’s take a look at how different roofing materials will be affected:

  • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)/ TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin): These two flat roof systems are mechanically installed, their seams held using a hot air weld instead of adhesive. As such, they’re fine to install or repair through winter.

  • Rubber: Unfortunately, rubber should not be installed during temperatures below 40 degrees — adhesives will freeze instead of bond.

  • Asphalt: Asphalt shingles can be worked on, but with caution. They can bend or crack more easily, and heat from the sun is beneficial during the sealing process. Only work with asphalt shingles during winter when you need to.

  • Metal: Colder conditions don’t affect metal roofs in the slightest, but ensure contractors use a breathable synthetic underlayment to combat moisture issues.

We’ll Help You Replace or Repair Your Roof in Winter

Think you might need a trusted professional to help replace or repair your roof this winter? Don’t hesitate to contact Marcotte General Contracting today — we’ve worked on homes in Dyer, IN and all across the United States.

"We don't cut corners, we clean 'em!"

15900 W 101st Ave, Dyer, IN 46311
Marcotte General Contracting


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